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"Wearable" Boro Kimono
"Wearable" Boro Kimono


 
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Sashiko Stitching
Our Price: $750.00
Sale Price: $599.00
Material: Cotton
Length: 50"
Width: 49" Wrist to Wrist
Body: 52" Waist/Hips
Condition: Very Good Vintage

Quantity in Stock:1
Shipping: Orders received before 11am EST ship same day via USPS. Otherwise, next business day.
Product Code: 0418MISC14
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"Wearable" Boro Kimono

This amazing kimono robe was made from antique and vintage cottons but the garment itself is contemporary - probably made in the last 10-20 years - by an accomplished (but unknown) Japanese textile artist. (It was bought at auction, so provenance not known.) But since it was recently constructed, it's sturdy and quite wearable!

Many shades of indigo along with other earth tones. Each patch is hand-sewn and sashiko stitched, and there are dozens of them. Technically it's a man's kimono since there is no opening under the arms, but could be worn by a woman. It's heavy because it's padded, and it's lined with a smooth indigo-dyed cotton. Many little blemishes and fading that are part of the charm of the vintage cotton scraps that were combined to create this stunning piece.

See videos below for more on Japanese indigo and sashiko stitching.

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Sashiko Stitching

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